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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "What an odd response.

Care to argue the actual topic? Do you think that the tweeting is good/acceptable? Do you think it is on a par with surrounding counties? Do you think that if people are elected to roles, they should take on those roles and carry them out properly or at least to the minimum standard of other counties? Or do you think that anyone pointing out an issue should never point it out, and should only run for office to take on that role instead? Again, what an odd response."
Pass no heed on him LongfordgaaAbu. He's just looking for attention.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1040 - 16/08/2022 17:06:06    2437707

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Replying To Therein2010:  "Should the clubs not have more of a role in this . Can't blame PRO for all this when most clubs not very active on social media"
Perhaps they should, but coordinated though the PRO or team at Pearse Park so it goes through the county twitter account. The bar is not high... a team of appointed individuals tweeting regular updates from key club games across the county, in an identical format, throughout the weekend, via the Longford GAA twitter account. We have less clubs and less key games than most of our neighbours, but are lagging on social media activity and in particular on twitter updates. Not unreasonable to ask why given how easily almost every other county manages to do this, week in week out!

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 16/08/2022 17:36:40    2437712

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "What an odd response.

Care to argue the actual topic? Do you think that the tweeting is good/acceptable? Do you think it is on a par with surrounding counties? Do you think that if people are elected to roles, they should take on those roles and carry them out properly or at least to the minimum standard of other counties? Or do you think that anyone pointing out an issue should never point it out, and should only run for office to take on that role instead? Again, what an odd response."
Not odd whats is odd is u and the others forever on here whining about twitter and the website who actually cares other then ye. Its not as good as cavan but as the other poster said they need help from the club pros cant expect a couple of volunteers to be able to do everything ye are asking off them. Get real.
A good sign i see at club grounds "before you complain have you volunteerd" you must not of seen this think its up where tickets are waved in faces

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 16/08/2022 18:12:41    2437716

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Replying To Therein2010:  "Should the clubs not have more of a role in this . Can't blame PRO for all this when most clubs not very active on social media"
I agree with the posters here, we are lagging a bit in comparison to our neighbours. That is a good idea regarding coordinating with each of the clubs particularly when it comes to live updates. In the past the home team PRO used to provide the match reports for their league matches. Longford Leader coverage is not what it used to be either. There was no match report for the Leader Cup semi finals, the cup they sponsor!

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 17/08/2022 10:49:16    2437752

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Any predictions for the weekend games?
Will there be any surprises??

We've had a few shock results in round 1 but round 2 saw no real surprises.

backtoback2 (Longford) - Posts: 10 - 17/08/2022 11:58:56    2437759

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Replying To backtoback2:  "Any predictions for the weekend games?
Will there be any surprises??

We've had a few shock results in round 1 but round 2 saw no real surprises."
Killoe
Colmcille
Clonguish
Slashers
Mostrim

Steve7843 (Roscommon) - Posts: 12 - 17/08/2022 12:37:11    2437761

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "I agree with the posters here, we are lagging a bit in comparison to our neighbours. That is a good idea regarding coordinating with each of the clubs particularly when it comes to live updates. In the past the home team PRO used to provide the match reports for their league matches. Longford Leader coverage is not what it used to be either. There was no match report for the Leader Cup semi finals, the cup they sponsor!"
You might be surprised to know that the Leader Cup is not a sponsored competition

Therein2010 (Longford) - Posts: 36 - 18/08/2022 21:24:38    2437964

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Replying To backtoback2:  "Any predictions for the weekend games?
Will there be any surprises??

We've had a few shock results in round 1 but round 2 saw no real surprises."
Killoe to beat Carrickedmond
Colmcille to beat Rathcline
Abbeylara to beat Clonguish
Granard to beat Mostrim
Dromard to beat Slashers

Since Killashee conceded all their championship group games, Granard, Mostrim, Slashers and Mullinalaghta all have an extra week of recovery in Group 1.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 19/08/2022 09:37:30    2437974

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Replying To Therein2010:  "You might be surprised to know that the Leader Cup is not a sponsored competition"
Correct. The MD of the Longford Leader sponsored the purchase of a cup back in 1936 when the competition first began, but it is not a sponsored competition in the way the championships from Senior to Under 13 are.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 19/08/2022 10:04:33    2437982

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Replying To Therein2010:  "You might be surprised to know that the Leader Cup is not a sponsored competition"
The league is not sponsored but the cup itself is, giving it its name. A representative of the leader presents the cup annually. Regardless it was disappointing to not have reports on league semi finals

On this weekend's matches Killoe will get back to winning ways with a routine win over Carrickedmond, Abbeylara will have just too much for Clonguish hampered by injuries, easy win for Colmcille, Mostrim to edge out Granard and match of the weekend will be Dromard and Slashers. If I had to bet I would go for Slashers

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 19/08/2022 10:26:59    2437988

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Replying To backtoback2:  "Any predictions for the weekend games?
Will there be any surprises??

We've had a few shock results in round 1 but round 2 saw no real surprises."
You'd imagine there won't be any shocks for Killoe or Colmcille. Stranger things have happened though. The other games should be interesting. it'll be interesting to see if Clonguish can spring a surprise given their poor starr. Dromard and Granard could be capable of similar too I reckon. Good weekend of games.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 19/08/2022 11:37:41    2437997

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The Intermediate is shaping up to be 4 from 5 for the Semi-Finals. Fancy ourselves, Connollys, Ballymahon and Kenagh to make it through. Great to see Connollys flying it this year after many lean years. Promotion to Div 1 and possibly an appearance in the Intermediate Final. I though ourselves would win it out but the way Connollys are playing it might not be so straight forward.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1040 - 20/08/2022 13:27:27    2438110

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Replying To Spinx:  "The Intermediate is shaping up to be 4 from 5 for the Semi-Finals. Fancy ourselves, Connollys, Ballymahon and Kenagh to make it through. Great to see Connollys flying it this year after many lean years. Promotion to Div 1 and possibly an appearance in the Intermediate Final. I though ourselves would win it out but the way Connollys are playing it might not be so straight forward."
Ourselves!! Clonguish arent intermediate yet spinx!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 20/08/2022 17:28:55    2438141

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Replying To slasher9:  "Ourselves!! Clonguish arent intermediate yet spinx!!"
You are an odd individual.....I didn't say Clonguish were Intermediate!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1040 - 22/08/2022 13:13:38    2438270

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "Finally longford have found their man pat Flanagan"
"It just baffles me at times to see where these stories come from; I've had absolutely no contact with Longford whatsoever," Flanagan told Shannonside Sport. (link)

The search for a manager continues (cue the Apprentice theme).

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 22/08/2022 14:04:23    2438280

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Nothing too unusual from the weekends action. Mullinalaghta got more time in bed, Dromard showed that they are not to be messed with, Killoe woke up and Clonguish continue to disappoint. Nothing else too unusual I suppose. The Gaels sending a strong message that they are a step ahead in Intermediate.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 22/08/2022 14:18:00    2438281

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Nothing too unusual from the weekends action. Mullinalaghta got more time in bed, Dromard showed that they are not to be messed with, Killoe woke up and Clonguish continue to disappoint. Nothing else too unusual I suppose. The Gaels sending a strong message that they are a step ahead in Intermediate."
Yes. No real surprises. Granard and Clonguish still not at the level to compete for another few years. Some strong underage players coming up the ranks but as has been said here that's no guarantee either. By the time Granards underage players come through Clonguish should be a few years ahead of them with their strong minors. Great win for Dromard. Colmcille and Killoe will be there or thereabouts.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 24/08/2022 08:48:50    2438498

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Replying To Therein2010:  "You might be surprised to know that the Leader Cup is not a sponsored competition"
It'd be interesting to know if there was a cup for the league before the Leader presented the current one in the 30s. I believe there are a few old cups in the possession of clubs still.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 24/08/2022 08:59:35    2438499

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Standard weekend for Longford football with no surprises from senior to junior! Dromard showing they will push the top 3 this year which is great to see, routine wins all round, Clongish and Granard seem to be at Intermediate level now..
only way forward is 10 senior teams and 10 intermediate teams!
the gap between inter and senior only seems to be getting wider!

Garmin (Longford) - Posts: 37 - 24/08/2022 09:55:51    2438508

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Replying To Garmin:  "Standard weekend for Longford football with no surprises from senior to junior! Dromard showing they will push the top 3 this year which is great to see, routine wins all round, Clongish and Granard seem to be at Intermediate level now..
only way forward is 10 senior teams and 10 intermediate teams!
the gap between inter and senior only seems to be getting wider!"
The only real senior teams are mullinlaghta killoe slashers dromard colmcille mostrim and abbeylara thats the real truth. Dont forget about junior some off them intermediate teams should be junior

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 24/08/2022 11:08:31    2438524

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